[Marxism] A few words In Defense of the Black Panther Party

Mark Lause markalause at gmail.com
Sun Nov 8 21:07:44 MST 2009

To establish anything vital and more permanent, the radicalization of the
1960s had to expand beyond the campus in a more organized fashion and to to
do so with a strategic emphasis on the struggles coming out of the black and
hispanic communities.  The emergence of the Panthers demonstrated that there
was an objective basis for such a possibility.  In hindsight, its political
trajectory, foreshadowed the course of that entire radicalization.

The reason this discussion over the Panthers is so sharp is because they
were so important.  The sharpness of the criticism is a reflection of our
regret that that imporance had not been expressed in a more positive


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